Little Shuffler. A throwback to the Headmasters cartoon. Well almost. Shuffler was a toy back in 1987, but he was never in the show itself. He would transform from an elephant to a Headmaster.
The update for Titans Return is to give Shuffler a robot body, and give him an elephant vehicle. The vehicle looks a whole lot like Shuffler’s animal mode.
The robot mode of Shuffler looks a whole lot like Elephan, who actually did make it into the Headmasters cartoon. He worked alongside Leo, who of course turned into Battle Beasts in the US. Though a trimmed down version, he does have a lot of similarities to the Beastformer.
Shuffler’s elephant vehicle allows Shuffler to hide inside the body where he is well hidden. This vehicle is one of the larger Titan Master vehicles to allow a Titan Master to hide completely inside the vehicle.
The second mode is a tank. I like this mode a lot. It is funny to see the trunk turned into a cannon for the top of the turret. Shuffler rides on top, as may of the figures do on these smaller tanks.
The third mode is a gun. It is a bit of a strange gun. It has some power though. It looks to have 12 rocket launchers as well as two cannon ports. That is some good firepower.
Finally there is the head mode. This looks similar to that of the original Shuffler, but this new one is more streamlined, and a lot more menacing looking.
This is a great figure, with a fantastic vehicle. Great to have another good throwback figure to the original Headmaster line, and be able to link to both the toy line as well as the cartoon.